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The Inquisitr offers a constantly updated mix of the latest stories to hit the web, covering news, entertainment, technology, news, sport, health and everything else.

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    EJ Johnson, Elisa Johnson and honoree Earvin 'Magic' Johnson attend the 2014 Carousel of Hope Bal

    Elisa Johnson, the daughter of NBA legend Magic Johnson, has escaped a home invasion at a Southern California Airbnb unharmed.

    TMZ broke the news that Johnson, 23, was staying at an Airbnb rented by friends in the San Fernando Valley when two armed men staged a frightening home invasion. LAPD said that 10 people were staying in the rented home when two men forced entry and terrorized the occupants by holding them at gunpoint and making threats.

    Elisa Johnson, best known for appearing on brother EJ’s reality show on the E! Network, was in a bedroom when she heard the commotion caused by the two suspects. Johnson said she escaped through a sliding glass door and ran down the street to get help.

    TMZ said that the two men got away before the police arrived.

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    President George H.W. Bush arrives for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51

    A few days ago, the world lost a true legend and icon in former president George H.W. Bush as he died at the age of 94. There have been countless tributes paid to him on social media through statements and by gifts left for him in multiple locations. Those who knew him will never forget him, and that includes someone who was perhaps the closest to him in his final months–his service dog Sully.

    Over the course of his last remaining months on this planet, Sully the service dog stayed by the side of the 41st president and helped him every single day. It was just back in June that the “beautiful” lab named Sully was introduced to the world by the former president.

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    A man carries a props money bag during a rally at the Lafayette Square.

    The old saying may be “finders keepers, losers weepers,” but one Georgia couple chose to take the high road when they came across a massive amount of cash. Instead of viewing the situation as a stroke of luck, the Georgia couple opted to return those funds to the rightful owner.

    Now, the couple is being applauded by Facebook users all over the country after they made the noble decision to return a large amount of cash they’d discovered in a deposit bag — $25,000 to be exact. According to EurWeb, when Jeff and Michelle Green came across the deposit bag filled with cash, they reportedly didn’t think twice about keeping the money. They turned the funds over to the Rincon Police Department.

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    Trump and Putin

    Two close associates to President Trump discussed offering the $50 million Trump Tower Moscow Penthouse to Vladimir Putin, according to ABC News. Felix Sater, a Russian-born businessman who was the Trump organization’s liaison in Moscow, and Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen, conceived of the plan in 2015 as a marketing ploy to drive interest in the project. However, if it is found that the president or his organization pitched the idea to Putin in hopes of gaining favor with Russian officials, it would be grounds for a federal bribery case under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

    Information has not been made public on if Cohen or Sater ever pitched the idea to Russian officials, but court filings from the Mueller investigation did show that Cohen communicated with the personal assistant of Russian Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov in January of 2016.

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    George HW Bush at World Series

    A picture of Sully the dog asleep in front of George H.W. Bush’s casket has not only evoked tears, but also offered a reminder of how death impacts pets. Sully came to the former president shortly after the former president lost his life partner and devoted wife, Barbara Bush.

    The much-loved canine is a service dog that was named after another true American hero, the former airline pilot, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III. Back in 2009, Sullenberger made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, making worldwide headlines. That landing saved all 155 lives onboard that aircraft.

    As much as Sully became part of the Bush family since joining George H.W. Bush at home, the family believes this highly-trained service dog is not done yet with his mission in life. For that reason, the dog will return to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At Walter Reed, Sully will work with other veterans.

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    A partially obscured image of the dictionary definition of "hate crime."

    Two men, a father and a son of Mexican descent, were brutally beaten with a metal bar wielded by another man because of his alleged racial prejudices. Yet despite the nature of the targeted racial attack, the assailant is not facing hate crime charges.

    Jose Lopez, 51, who owns Lopez Tires in Salt Lake City, was in the back of his store on November 27 when he heard screaming from his son, 18-year-old Luis Gustavo Lopez. When Jose Lopez came to the front of the store, he discovered a stranger standing there, 51-year-old Alan Dale Covington.

    “I’m here to kill a Mexican,” Covington said, believing the Lopez family to be of Mexican heritage.

    Things escalated in the tire store and Covington eventually beat the two men with the metal bar in his hand. A day later, Salt Lake City police found and arrested Covington, charging him with felony assault for his attack on the two Lopezes.

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    Christmas Light Display

    In an instance of Christmas decorations gone wrong, a “man” hanging off a roof in Austin, Texas prompted with a panicked 911 call from a concerned passerby.

    According to a USA Today report, the Heerlein family in Austin wanted to win their neighborhood lights contest, so they decorated with a memorable and infamous scene straight out of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Part of the recreation included a hapless Clark Griswold hanging from the roof while putting up the twinkling lights display.

    To create the look, the family purchased a dummy and donned it with a Clark Griswold mask, and they even recreated the Griswold clothing using finds from Goodwill. Add a rigged up tipping over latter, and behold the scene was set — for panic that is.

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    Former President George H. W. Bush sits in a wheelchair during an event in the East Room at the White House, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    George H.W. Bush will be remembered for many things, one of which is that he loved a good pair of socks. To honor his sense of style, the 41st president will be buried wearing socks that pay tribute to his service as a Navy pilot in World War II. Time reports that the socks feature a formation of planes flying up his legs.

    President Bush always had a classy sense of style, but after he was forced to rely on the use of a wheelchair after being diagnosed with a form of Parkinson’s disease called vascular parkinsonism in 2007, he expressed his flamboyant fashion via his socks.

    “Brandishing colorful socks is simply his way of making the best of his mobility situation and still finding the joy in life,” daughter Doro Bush Koch wrote in a book about her father.

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    Former President George H. W. Bush sits in a wheelchair during an event in the East Room at the White House, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    Funeral proceedings begin today for former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on November 30 at the age of 94. It’s going to be a week of memorials, tributes, and tokens of appreciation to the man who was the 41st president of the United States of America.

    On Monday, there will be an arrival ceremony for H.W. Bush’s casket. It will later be interred at a state funeral at Washington’s National Cathedral, according to Business Insider. The casket will be presented in the Capitol Rutunda until Wednesday, so visitors can come pay their respects.

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    george hw bush

    George HW Bush invited Donald Trump to his funeral because he didn’t want to “stiff” a sitting president, says a presidential historian who knew the 41st president personally, Yahoo News is reporting.

    Douglas Brinkley, a Rice University history professor and author, says that Bush Sr.’s beliefs on Donald Trump were complicated, at best (more on that in a few paragraphs). Nevertheless, he revered the office he used to hold, and for that reason, he believed that to deny a sitting president a place at a former president’s funeral would have been untoward.

    “For Bush 41, Trump is the president, and he does not want to stiff a sitting president, so in his own way, it is magnanimous that he is having Melania and Donald Trump come.”

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    US Border Patrol agent stands ready, back facing the camera.

    On Thursday, November 29, U.S. Border Patrol discovered tire tracks near the United States-Mexico border heading in the direction of the U.S., according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release. Border Patrol believes that someone was attempting to smuggle illegal immigrants into the U.S. The smuggling attempt across the border ended in a tragic crash, with three of the 11 passengers dying on the scene.

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    Students at Harvard University pose for the camera.

    Two fraternities and two sororities have filed a lawsuit against Harvard University in Massachusetts federal court — while another sorority has sued the school in Massachusetts state court — over a 2016 rule that they claim is unfair. Individual students also are legally challenging the legitimacy of a controversial school rule.

    The 2016 rule in question attempts to deter students from belonging to single-gender social clubs. The rule states that any Harvard students who are members of these types of clubs are banned from leading campus organizations and groups, and cannot serve as captains of athletic teams. Further, the school will not endorse any students who belong to single-gender social clubs for fellowships, reports NBC News.

    The rule is designed to block Harvard students from belonging to top-secret all-male groups known as final clubs. Some former U.S. presidents have belonged to these entities. But a 2016 report published by the school stated that these types of clubs have “deeply misogynistic attitudes,” and could be linked to sexual assaults.

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    United States Border Patrol agents arrested three men as part of a migrant caravan attempting to enter the U.S. illegally, according to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. One of those men is a convicted murderer from Honduras.

    On November 24, late at night, Border Patrol agents spotted three individuals crossing the border roughly one mile from the San Ysidro port of entry. The illegal attempt at crossing the border was thwarted by agents — and the three men were sent to a Border Patrol station. Allegedly, the migrant caravan traveled from Honduras to Guatemala, and then through Mexico.

    When the men were being processed, agents discovered one of the men was recently released from prison. Miguel Angel Ramirez, 46, was released from prison in Honduras four months prior to the illegal crossing. Ramirez admitted to agents that he had been convicted of murder.

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    President Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen's Business Dealings Continue To Draw Federal Scrutiny

    Donald Trump has done a hard 180-degree turn in his opinion of his former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. Trump has gone from telling the press to go to Cohen for a comment on his affairs to now suggesting that he get a stiffer prison sentence. Additionally, the president now believes that Cohen’s wife and father-in-law should go to jail, too.

    And Trump isn’t keeping this opinion to himself, according to the Daily Beast, as he started tweeting about the matter first thing this morning. Trump was responding to Cohen’s sentencing memo in which spilled the beans on all the ways Donald Trump and certain Trump family members broke the law in regard to interactions with the Russian government.

    In a morning tweet storm, Donald Trump let loose on Cohen and his family.

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    North Dakota Man Attempted To Assassinate President Trump With Forklift

    Federal agents foil plans to attack U.S. presidents more often than the public knows about, but one particular assassination attempt in North Dakota surprised many. No stranger to local authorities, Gregory Lee Leingang of Bismarck hatched a wild plan to attack and harm President Donald Trump when he was in town to give a tax reform speech at the Andeavor Mandan Refinery.

    The 42-year-old mechanic stole a forklift, drove it into a cordoned off area set aside specifically for the safety of the motorcade route and president, then merged into the motorcade. U.S. Assistant State’s Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell told the Bismarck Tribune that instead of executing his plan, Leingang’s forklift instead became stuck in a gated area.

    “The intent was to basically try to get to the limo, flip the limo and get to the president and he wanted to kill the president,” Sasse said.

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    Tumblr logo displayed on smartphone

    Tumblr users are not happy after the website announced they would be banning all adult content December 17, BuzzFeed News is reporting. While Tumblr is not a primarily pornographic website, there are many people who use the platform for adult content and are threatening to delete their accounts in wake of the news. Jeff D’Onofrio, CEO of Tumblr, made his own Tumblr post explaining the new intentions of the site and what their goals are moving forward.

    “Posts that contain adult content will no longer be allowed on Tumblr, and we’ve updated our Community Guidelines to reflect this policy change,” D’Onfrio wrote. “We recognize Tumblr is also a place to speak freely about topics like art, sex positivity, your relationships, your sexuality, and your personal journey. We want to make sure that we continue to foster this type of diversity of expression in the community, so our new policy strives to strike a balance.”

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    A new independent autopsy reveals that Alabama mall-shooting victim Emantic “E.J.” Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., 21, who was killed by police on Thanksgiving evening, was shot from behind.

    According to an NBC News report, an attorney for Bradford’s family, lawyer Benjamin Crump, held a press conference in Birmingham, Alabama, to release the findings. Crump said that the autopsy details that Bradford sustained shots to the head, neck, and back during the ill-fated evening. All three bullets entered Bradford from behind. In addition, the autopsy revealed a cut on his right eyebrow, which may indicate that he fell face forward after police shot him.

    “We believe based on this forensic evidence that this officer should be charged with a crime,” Crump said. “There’s nothing that justifies him shooting E.J. as he’s moving away from him. You’re not a threat when you’re running away.”

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    Medical Marijuana

    Last month voters in Utah passed Prop 2, a medical marijuana ballot initiative, and it passed with 53 percent. However, today, the Utah legislature passed a far more restrictive bill than the people of the state voted in last month, and with a super majority in both the House and the Senate, nothing can stop the bill from becoming law once the governor signs it.

    According to a report from The Salt Lake Tribune, the bill passed by a vote of 60-13 in the House and 22-4 to four in the Senate after a few hours of debate. The opposition argued that they did not want to pass a bill that overrode the will of the voters. Ultimately, the votes broke down along party lines.

    Speaker Greg Hughes told the House Monday, “I’m proud of the process that we’ve gone through, that we’ve had more public, formal hearings as well as informal hearings than any bill we’ve been involved in.”

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    Students taking an exam

    A student at Florida Atlantic University made his irritation with a lecturer known over social media, and it resulted in his arrest.

    As reported by ABC 10 News, 20-year-old Rafael Decomas of Riviera Beach was arrested last week after it was found that he had threatened to kill his lecturer on Twitter. The arrest charge was over a “written threat to kill.”

    At 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning last week, Decomas wrote, “Bey I gern f**ing kill dis professor bey this is my confession to a premeditated murder.” It was posted by the account “@Ashelaniqua, Cutie Claus,” and police were able to trace it back to Decomas after a short online investigation through his involvement with the Caribbean Student Association that was frequently mentioned on the Twitter account.

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    U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during the plenary session on the opening day of Argentina G20 Leaders' Summit 2018 at Costa Salguero on November 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    The United States of America is now the only country in the entire world not involved in the Paris Climate Agreement, a worldwide effort meant to reduce carbon emissions and — hopefully — save the planet from the damaging effects of global warming.

    There’s just one big problem in the way: Donald Trump, President of the US.

    A new report from the Institute of International and European Affairs says that Donald Trump’s words about climate change are actually causing “very real damage” to the agreement, according to the BBC.

    The author of the report identifies three key areas where “the Trump effect” is harming the agreement.

    For starters, Donald Trump has relaxed regulations on coal, oil, and gas. This makes damaging fuel fossil projects affordable and attractive for investors. These types of projects cause more damage to the environment.

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